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lenka recipes and corn fritters

Here's  little something from the kitchen side of things.  Lenka passed along a couple of her favorite meals. Though there's no sweet corn patch this year at the garden, I'll bet lots of families are finding another source for their fix.  So in that spirit, a tasty option follows.



- Cut leek, carrot, celery (whatever amounts you have), into small slices.
- Saute them in butter.
- Add water, bring to a boil, add broccoli and/or cauliflower florets.
- Add cubed potato and boullion.
- Stir in rue (pre-prepared in separate pan).
- Cook until potatoes are tender.
- Add herbs (basil, parsley, minced garlic and lovage are great.)
-Lastly, salt as needed.



-1 cup small carrots, cut into small pieces lengthwise.
-2 cups fresh green beans, cut into chunks
-1/4 cup radishes
-1/4 cup chopped spring onion

     dressing for salad
-2 TBSP lemon juice
-2 1/2 tsp olive oil
-1 tsp sugar
-1 tsp dijon mustard
-1 clove minced garlic
-1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted

1. In a small saucepan, cook carrots in a small amount of boiling water for 4 minutes.  Add the beans; cook 4 minutes more, or until vegetables are crisp-tender.  Drain; cool down in ice water.  Drain and pat dry.  Place in a large bowl.  Add radishes and onion.
2.  In a small bowl, whisk lemon, oil, sugar, mustard, garlic, salt and cumin.  Pour over bean mixture; toss to coat.  Cover and refrigerate until serving.  Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.



We double the recipe.  This amount flies if you have any good eaters in the group.

-4 ears fresh corn
-1 Lg egg, beaten
3 TBSP flour
3 TBSP fine cornmeal
2 TBSP heavy cream
2 shallots, minced
1/2 tsp salt
pinch cayenne
1/4 cup veg oil for cooking, or more

*Cut the kernels off 2 ears, drawing a knife downwards, close to the cob.
*Take the other 2 ears and grate them to release their milky sweetness.
*Stir in remaining ingred except oil.
*Heat oil in 12" skillet over med flame.
 *Drop in heaping TBSPs.  Cook about 1 minute per side.
*Eat with sour cream or another tangy sauce.

I'll wager you be glad you tried them.

it's no fritter, but she doesn't mind

cheers, flip

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